Latest Update from USA - 1/20/23
Dear Loved Ones,
On day 335 of this terrible war in Ukraine, we are excited to report that our boys arrived safely back from Kherson and into Kyiv today! They are safe, our friends in Ukraine remain safe and God is ALWAYS GOOD!
We haven't received a full report from the guys yet, but we did want to pass on what little we have received. Praise the Lord and thanks to all your prayers, they were able to visit at least two villages as well as the city of Kherson. They distributed shoe-box gifts to children and food and other aid to families still living only 15-20 miles from the front lines. They were also able to travel with a military chaplain to visit some of the soldiers and give them the thermals, food as well as cards and notes written by our Sunday school kids back in Kyiv, as well as other goodies. The guys covered close to a thousand miles, many on beat up and bombed out roads. But all along the way, they felt God's hand of protection and saw the prayers of thousands of people back home and in America answered. They were a huge blessing not only to the ones who received the aid and gifts, but also the churches they visited and the chaplains they met and worked through. Pretty sure our guys are ready to head out again as soon as they can collect more to give!
Thank you all for your prayers, notes and continued support for our ministry and Ukraine! God is reaching and saving lives in ways we can't even imagine!
Just a reminder, we will be packing and shipping our warm clothes, and blankets THIS Friday!!! So if you have anything to contribute... please get it to us or to the Home Church in Lodi before Friday!!!
The Home Church
11451 N West Ln.
Lodi, CA 95242
We have been blown away with the response by you all and so many churches up and down the State of California... and even some from out of state! We'll have some official numbers next week. But let's just say we are going to send WAY MORE than we had originally hoped for! Thank you, THANK YOU for tangibly giving to our dear Ukrainian people!
Please pray that we'll be able to pack everything and then ship it all without any problems or delays. We are trusting God to go before us even in this!
"But just as you abound in everything, in faith and utterance and knowledge and in all earnestness and in the love we inspired in you, see that you abound in this gracious work also. I am not speaking this as a command, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity of your love also. For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich."
2 Corinthians 8:7-9
With grateful hearts,
Joel & Loriann Matchak